Hi ! My name is Mandy DeVries and I love being apart of the life events of my clients! Photographing the big and small moments is what I was made to do! From your wedding day to your new baby, I want to be there to capture it all for you. Using a mix of styles, in a combination of Color and Black & White, I want preserve the moments in your life for you to cherish forever!
I have been in love with the camera since I was young, so when the opportunity came to work as an assistant for a photography company (in 2001), it was a perfect fit. I continued to work as a photography assistant throughout my time at Calvin College where I received degrees in Fine Arts and Education. When friends started asking me to photograph their weddings and families, Memories by Mandy Photography was born (in 2003) .
Since that time I have enjoyed shooting over 100 weddings, countless babies, children, families and seniors, and in Feb 2010 helped start a studio where I can shoot all year long!
I grew up in Rockford, MI and am a Ram Fan to the core. I now live there with my husband, Tim, and our sons, Owen and Reed. I love Starbucks (it is a weakness), staying up late, and cramming as many fun activities into my week as possible! I am blessed with an amazing family, wonderful loyal friends and am truly so blessed to LOVE what I do!
Where I shoot.... well the sky is the limit for locations but for indoor session I shoot at Studio 411, my shared studio off of Plainfield. It is an amazing space with multiple rooms, floor to ceiling windows and wood floor in the front, barn doors and a HUGE range of backgrounds, props, setups, etc. The studio is where I shoot most of my maternity and newborn sessions and is a great place for child pictures, family pictures and meeting to talk about your wedding!
Studio 411 is located at 4970 Plainfield Ave, Grand Rapids ( mail should NOT be sent here, this is only a shooting location) Located in the old Kemps Furniture building ( their sign is still out by the road ...LOL). Enter the glass doors with “Studio 411 on them” right into our lobby area. The stairs will take you up to our shooting space.
Mailing Address: 8976 Nature Meadows Dr
Rockford MI 49341
STUDIO 411: 4970 Plainfield Ave
Grand Rapids, Michigan